Cheesemaking Assistant Shepherd's Way Farms
- Date Posted May 08, 2019
- Location Nerstrand, MN
- Category Agriculture / Culinary
- Job Type Full-Time
Shepherd’s Way Farms sheep dairy produces award winning artisan sheep cheeses on our 43 acre Minnesota family farm. Located just outside Northfield, Minnesota and one hour south of Minneapolis, Shepherd’s Way is a pasture-based dairy with a focus on small farm life, holistic care for animals and land, and transforming quality milk into exceptional cheese.
Making cheese since 1998, Shepherd’s Way produces a variety of sheep milk cheeses including, fresh, bloomy rind, aged, blue, ricotta. Our cheeses are sold nationally and locally at specialty retailers and restaurants, and at two local farmers markets.
Cheesemaking Assistant (FT) is an essential member of our small farm team. Working closely with our cheesemaker, the cheesemaking assistant has opportunities in all aspects of farmstead cheesemaking.
Interesting, supportive workplace with varied responsibilities, including assisting in production, cheese tending, production cleanup and plant sanitation & maintenance, prepping cheese for orders & farmers markets, packing & shipping. Ensuring clean and safe production is a critical part of the job, with significant hands-on cleaning.
Ongoing education and training provided.
Excellent work hours! Primarily Mon-Fri hours (daytime) with occasional Sat a.m hours. Compensation based on experience, We also provide paid time off and cheese!